Essays Tagged: "Encyclopedia Britannica"

The Right to Choose. On euthanasia.

death, and the prefix "eu," meaning well or easily. It can be defined as a gentle or easy death. As Encyclopedia Britannica defines it, euthanasia is "the act or practice of painlessly putting to deat ...

(2 pages) 417 2 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Malthus's population theory

ern demography. In 1824 he wrote a shorter final version, the article on population for that year's Encyclopedia Britannica. Malthus has been criticized for his lack of scientific foresight--he did no ...

(3 pages) 134 0 4.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

A Violent Illumination of Salvation. Speaks of Flannery O'Connor

violence to return characters to reality and prepare them to accept their moment of grace. The New Encyclopedia Britannica defines grace as the 'spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine or the divin ...

(7 pages) 152 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ethical Dilemmas.

"Ethics is defined as the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad, right and wrong. Encyclopedia Britannica." Ethical dilemmas can occur in workplace, within your family, or with socie ...

(5 pages) 849 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Silver Screen Teacher

y their messages, therefore becoming much more engaging than a book, magazine, or newspaper. And as Encyclopedia Britannica words it: "Motion pictures are the most important narrative art form of the ... y comic books, radio, and television, but it is the motion picture that came to dominate them all" (Encyclopedia Britannica). The motion picture is proven to be the most powerful mass medium in the Un ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Against Affirmative Action

based on that person's membership in a previously discriminated-against group. According to The New Encyclopedia Britannica "it began as a government remedy to the effects of historical discrimination ... a factor. Affirmative action should become a thing of the past.Works Cited"Affirmative Action." New Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2002."Affirmative Action." Women's Issues. Ed. Dawn P. Dawson, et ...

(5 pages) 84 0 3.9 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Bookreport on a Biography of Richard Feynman.

tions. Melville also took Richard to the American Museum of Natural History and bought a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica to help expand his sons learning abilities.Richard went through school just ... h school just like any other child but did most of his learning outside of school through books and encyclopedias. He learned much of his math before it came time to learn it in school, but when that ...

(8 pages) 33 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Consise Refutation of Darwinism/Evolution (This is a well written essay)

nonliving chemicals, and then developed into more complex life forms by slow, and gradual changes (Encyclopedia Britannica, "E"). This theory is widely accepted throughout the various scientific disc ... common ancestor through slow and gradual changes by a mechanical process called natural selection (Encyclopedia Britannica "E"). Natural selection is so fundamental to the theory of Darwin that he en ...

(5 pages) 65 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Steven Hawking Biography

his disability and has gone on to do many great things in the name of science. ("Hawking, Steven." Encyclopedia Britannica.)Steven William Hawking was born on January 8th 1942, in the middle of WWII. ... condition was so severe that he had to have a team of nurses looking after him. ("Hawking, Steven." Encyclopedia Britannica.)In 1985, after having pneumonia and nearly dying, Hawking needed 24 hour ca ...

(4 pages) 41 0 4.5 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Habitual Offender Laws - How do they Operate in Reality?

rdingly prosecuted if committed felonies including aggravated assault, rape, child abuse and murder.Encyclopedia Britannica explains that habitual offender is a person "who frequently has been convict ... "who frequently has been convicted of criminal behavior and is presumed to be a danger to society" (Encyclopedia Britannica. 2006). Usually the punishment for a habitual offender is more severe: the l ...

(9 pages) 91 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Humanities Today - Define humanities and give current examples

Humanities TodayThe Encyclopedia Britannica (2006) defines the humanities as "Branches of knowledge that investigate hum ...

(5 pages) 411 0 4.1 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Abortion-- A view from the pro choice and pro life

some protest regarding abortion, whether it is for fetal rights or women's rights. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica the definition of abortion is "the expulsion of a fetus from the uterus befo ...

(7 pages) 134 2 4.8 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Alcoholism

hol characterized by the alcoholic's inability to control the start or termination of his drinking"(Encyclopedia Britannica 210). It consists of frequent and recurring consumption of alcohol to an ext ... o control their desire for alcohol consumption. Work Cited "Alcohol."� Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia. 1994 ed."�Alcoholism."� People. 9/2/85. p65. 4p.Erickson, Karren Paige; ...

(7 pages) 52 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon: On Location. Florida: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.Getz, Phillip W. "Komodo Dragon." Encyclopedia Britannica, 1991 XXX, pg. 945.Harris, William H. and Judith S. Levy. "Lizard." Th ... l History, 1997.World Book "“ Child Craft International. "Komodo Dragon." The World Book Encyclopedia, 1980, pg. 289.1. www.bagheera.com/CLASROOM/casestud/komodo.htm 2. www.oit.itd.umich.ed ...

(3 pages) 1041 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

FIBER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY

Gbps have become commonplace in the industry today. At this speed, the entire fifteen-volume set of Encyclopedia Britannica can be transmitted in well under one second.How The Fiber Works The operatio ...

(9 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Jane Goodall

r first step, into what would become a lifetime of work on the study of chimpanzee conduct (Online, Encyclopedia Britannica). Jane only expected to study chimpanzees for six months initially. T ... vegetarian. They actually hunted for wild game, in addition to their vegetarian lifestyle (Online, Encyclopedia Britannica). These simple findings seemed to secure Jane a permanent place in the scien ...

(3 pages) 8 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Understanding the Benefits of Nuclear Power         Nuclear power, or atomic

hird of all electric power generated worldwide will come from nuclear power plants ("Nuclear power" Encyclopedia Britannica 2003). Nuclear power is a good source of energy, and with new advances in te ... branch of engineering, and had to be educated by nuclear scientists and physicists ("Nuclear power" Encyclopedia Britannica 2003). These men and women were true pioneers in an unknown industry. They h ...

(7 pages) 32 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Diabetes

was discovered in 1921 by Sir Frederick Banting, Charles H. Best, and John James Rickard Macleod? (Encyclopedia Britannica). ?Insulin is a hormone normally produced in the organ of the body called th ...

(7 pages) 59 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Pornography and the Media

riting, or other material whose primary purpose is to cause sexual arousal. According to the online Encyclopedia Britannica, pornography refers to the representation of sexual behavior in books, pictu ... azines, and lastly, the internet, all of which are different channels of mass media.According to an encyclopedia article on the MSN website, in 1996 Americans spent more than $8 billion on hard-core p ...

(7 pages) 45 1 4.2 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Environmental values

are ecofeminism, pluralism and environmental issues.Environmental ValuesEcofeminismAccording to the encyclopedia Britannica 2003 "Ecofeminists assert that there is a connection between the destruction ... of philosophy, from metaphysics to ethics and political philosophy (Encarta).http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761571095/Pragmatism.htmlThe ethical approach to personal values and responsibilities w ...

(4 pages) 151 1 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies